Birth injuries to the mother

If you have suffered because of substandard medical care during your pregnancy or childbirth, you may have a claim for compensation.

Isobel Foenander, Cambridge

Starting your claim for your birth injury 

Giving birth to your baby should be a time to remember for the right reasons. But while modern childbirth is overwhelmingly safe, sometimes women sustain injuries which are not diagnosed or treated properly at the time and they may suffer long-lasting physical and psychological effects as a result.  If you’ve suffered as a result of substandard treatment or care following the birth of your baby, you need to make sure you don’t suffer in silence.

How we can help you 

If you’ve suffered as a result of a medical error, you need urgent legal advice. You’ll want to talk to someone who has the experience and knowledge to help you find out what has gone wrong, what you can do about it and to be able to help you access appropriate treatment, support and rehabilitation. We can explain your legal position in simple terms.

Clear, practical advice 

When you come to us for help, we’ll listen carefully to your story and we’ll ask you what outcome you might want. Then we’ll use our knowledge and experience to look closely at the details of your case and give you clear, honest and realistic advice. We’ll explain your options in plain language and recommend a way forward.

Whatever you decide, you’ll have our complete support and discretion.

We’ll find out what went wrong

We understand that it is rarely about the money alone - for many people it’s more important to understand what went wrong, and to make sure that the same thing never happens to another woman. We’ll help you do that.

Financial compensation 

We will tell you if you have a case for compensation – for years we've been working with women who have suffered injury as a result of childbirth, and have won many complex cases.

Every case is unique, but the impact of an injury can be emotionally and physically devastating. Compensation can give you financial security for the future, particularly where you have lasting needs. It could, for example, pay for medical treatment or therapies which we will factor into any claim.

With you every step of the way 

The first step is to find the best way to proceed. This is where we come in. We’ll work closely with you right from the start and make sure your voice is heard. We understand what you’re going through, and will handle your claim sensitively, with sympathy and understanding. Everything we do is geared towards getting you the best possible result and we’ll be there right beside you all the way.

We’ve dealt with many maternal birth injury cases, and we really do have the practical experience to support you and fight for answers.

We’ll explain things in plain English and always keep you informed of what’s going on.

Don’t worry about costs

We won’t charge you to assess your case – it’s free. After that, you can pursue your case in different ways without you having to pay the costs as it proceeds, for example, with insurance or a no-win no-fee agreement. We’ll discuss the options with you once we’ve completed the initial assessment, but if you want to know more now, please get in touch. 

Our experience in birth injury claims to the mother

Our team of birth injury specialists has the legal expertise to guide and support you. We can help and advise you on any birth injury, including:

  • Perineal tears 
  • Faecal incontinence
  • Rupture of the uterus 
  • Uterine prolapse 
  • Post-partum haemorrhages 

Tees is a top-tier Legal 500 Medical Negligence firm.  We are one of the longest-standing and most highly respected claimant medical negligence practices in the region, and we work with only the best independent medical experts. We’ll use all our experience and knowledge to make sure that you get a fair outcome.

All of our Team are also members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and a number of our solicitors sit on specialist panels for the Law Society and AvMA (Action Against Medical Accidents).

What to do next

We're here to listen. We understand you may feel angry, confused, anxious or nervous, but you’ll find our medical negligence solicitors friendly and easy to talk to. We build our service around your individual needs. So whether you’re looking for a full explanation of what went wrong or financial compensation, we’ll guide you and support you every step of the way.

Get in touch

Call our medical negligence experts on 0800 0131165 for a free, confidential, no-obligation chat, or fill out our enquiry form and we will let you know how we can help.

Call our Medical Negligence solicitors on 0800 0131165

For a free, confidential, no obligation chat, or fill out our enquiry form and we will let you know how we can help.

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We understand your situation and our expert team are here to help

Get in touch to speak with someone who can help you move forward.

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